I took a zillion pics of everything because it was just so amazing, fun, bright, and different from anything I have ever seen. This blog post today is going to be just about food because, well... I don't even know where to begin with the crazyness of the fair, but the food seems like a fun place to start.
I went to the fair with my 2 good friends from work Courtney and Lauren and also took Gav. We left after work on Friday, drove an hr to the fair (we are in Greensboro) and got there about 7pm. The 'hot' item that everybody was talking about was the Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger. Yes, it's real and yes we got one and split it into 4ths. It is the most un-vegan thing ever, i know, but this is something I could not pass up trying!
Next, I felt like I needed Gav to eat some kind of protein that was reasonable healthy, so we went to this mediterranean place. We got chicken on a stick and it came with hummus and this good garlic sauce for dipping. It was only $3 which seemed like the best deal there (PS the Krispy Kreme Burger was $6, I know you were wondering). Gav didn't really like the chicken on a stick because it was char-grilled, but he ate a little of it. But... if I had been being a good vegan at the fair (which obviously I wasn't) this place had lots of healthy options. Oh well, good to know hahaha.
Next we went and had the BEST thing ever... this Bangin' roasted corn. OMG. It was dipped in butter and had parmejan cheese and garlic salt. YUMMM
After that we walked around for a couple of hours, did fun stuff I'll talk about in the next post, fast forward until it was time for... fried deliciousness!!!! We had deep fried chips ahoy (I liked them, no one else did. reminded me of a cookie right out of the oven), deep fried oreos (reminded me of chocolate cake, I think they should have used double stuffed), and deep fried reeses cups (like a peanut butter cookie).
Unfortuinately (or fortuinately) my belly was pretty full after all of that so I couldn't eat anything else. But that didn't mean that I didn't sample what the other girls got!
Courtney LOVES kettle corn! I am not really a fan of the buttery/sweetness but I did try a little and I can see how if you like sweet and salty this would be super good. They were cooking it up right there, so Courtney got a little bag for us to all try and a big bag to take home to her family.
Another co-worker had told us about Elephant Ears... not to be confused with funnell cakes. An elephant ear is this big fried dough with cinnamon sugar. You can get toppings on top of that if you want too. They just got it regular and it seriously tasted like cinnamon toast crunch cereal! Gav was pretty much on a sugar high at that point... and yes it was like 11pm hahah. Ok wait, Courtney and Lauren were on sugar highs too lol!
The last thing we didn't really eat, but got to hold/smell/pose with was the 5 lb gummy bear and gummy snake! You could buy these for $25 each which we totally didn't (gross!) but it was fun to hold them. They smelled soo good!
Last thing, we didn't try this, but I had to take a picture for my sister sarah... they had fro-yo in a cute, tiny truck. hahah yay!
Tomorrow I'll talk about the ferris wheel... or maybe the side-shows... or maybe the games... I just don't know yet !!! But I did lose like 2 lbs this weekend. I guess my body was shocked by the friedness and just shut down lol.